Heartbreak as two-month-old twin died from rare condition after premature birth

The parents of a two-month-old twin who died after developing a rare condition following a premature birth have shared their heartbreak. Georgie and Will Yerbury remain ‘devastated’ after son Olly passed away following a series of health problems after he and identical twin Austin were born nine weeks premature at Royal United Hospital in Bath. … Read more

Student dies from sepsis after ringing GP surgery 25 times to be refused appointment

A 19-year-old died from sepsis after trying 25 times to get through to a GP surgery only to be refused an appointment, an inquest heard. University student Toby Hudson was unable to speak to anyone at the practice because of a faulty phone system and eventually gave up and called again the next day to … Read more

Toddler left brain damaged from Kawasaki disease after ‘online Covid diagnosis’ – World News

A one-year-old boy has been left brain damaged after his heart stopped suddenly following an online Covid diagnosis. Hugo Dato, who was born in the Spanish region of Murcia, was just four months old when he became ill, showing signs of fever, conjunctivitis and redness of the skin. As Spain entered its first lockdown and … Read more

First twins, 19, to have gender reassignment surgery feel ‘magical’ after operation – World News

A 19-year-old who along with her sister became the world’s first twins to undergo a simultaneous gender reassignment operation said the very first shower she had as a woman was ‘magical.’ Mayla Phoebe de Rezende and her sister Sofia Albuquerck, 19, both underwent gender reassignment surgery in Brazil earlier this month. After being monitored by … Read more

Ban on attending hospitals with pregnant partners ‘may have contributed to maternity deaths’

Rules that banned people from attending hospitals with their pregnant partners during the first wave of the Covid pandemic could have contributed to maternity deaths, a new report has suggested.  Public messaging around the virus, such as “Stay Home”, may have also “caused delays” in those who lost babies seeking care before they died, the … Read more

‘Healthy’ dad dies from coronavirus days after panicked phone call to son about cough

A “healthy” dad died from coronavirus days after a panicked phone call to his heartbroken son about a cough. James Fitzgerald, 79, suddenly became unwell with Covid-19 during the first lockdown last April, and just over a week later he tragically died, Liverpool Echo reports. His son Mick, 40, bravely detailed how he and his … Read more

Son, 41, dies of coronavirus three weeks after visiting Covid-stricken father’s deathbed

A family have been left devastated after a loving son died of coronavirus just weeks after visiting his Covid-stricken dad on his deathbed. Greg Smith had been to visit his dad Roy in hospital in order to say his final goodbyes. Within days of that visit he found he was suffering with coronavirus, and he … Read more

Tragic toll year of loneliness has taken on elderly laid bare in harrowing photos

Families of care home residents are demanding visiting rights after a cruel year of separation. Photos of John Ross, 89, taken a year apart, show the dreadful impact the isolation due to Covid can have. Shadow Minister for Social Care, Liz Kendall, said: “Too many families have suffered the pain and sorrow of not being … Read more

Incredible transformation of ‘obese’ dad who almost died after nine-week Covid fight

A “morbidly obese” dad who spent nine weeks in hospital battling Covid has vowed to completely transform his life after his terrifying brush with death. Daimon Keith, 50, was rushed to hospital in March last year after complaining of breathing difficulties. The dad-of-two was so ill from coronavirus that even a ventilator wasn’t deemed enough … Read more

Senior Covid doctor warns ruthless bug is ‘taking people you don’t expect to die’

A senior frontline worker treating coronavirus patients has laid bare the ruthless nature of the bug that “takes people you don’t expect to die”. Dr Paul Smith has revealed the sweeping force of the virus on sufferers ranging from “healthy and fit” teenagers as young as 16 to those in their 50s and 60s. The … Read more

Two police officers chasing ‘stolen’ car hospitalised as pursuit ends in crash

Two police officers in pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle were taken to hospital after their car chase ended in a crash. Cops were in the middle of the chase when they collided with another vehicle at the city junction of Egghill Lane and Frogmill Road in Frankley, a village in Worcestershire. Pictures from the … Read more

The £1.1m countryside mansion on sale – and it only costs a £5 raffle ticket

A kind-hearted businessman is raffling his £1.1m Tudor house so he can raise funds for charities to help them recover from the Covid-19 crisis. Tim Page, 52 and who is originally from the UK, is putting his Grade II-listed countryside mansion up for raffle. It means a lucky house-hunter could become the next owner of … Read more

Heartbreak of mum dying of rare cancer buying her kids presents to unwrap when she’s gone

A young mum, who is dying of a rare cancer, is leaving loving messages and presents for her children to unwrap after she has gone. Tiffany Dean from Herne Bay, Kent, was told just before Christmas that she could have cholangiocarcinoma – a rare cancer of the bile duct that affects only four or five … Read more

Boy, 9, diagnosed with leukaemia in UK denied NHS care unless parents pay £825,000

A boy diagnosed with leukaemia on a medical trip to the UK is being denied life-saving care unless his family pays £825,000 up front. Nathaniel Nabena, nine, could die “within days” without treatment, his family say. The lad had his left eye removed in home country Nigeria because of cancer. He came here to have … Read more

Special constable, 69, bitten on arm as three others injured during arrest

Shocking pictures show the injuries suffered by police officers during an arrest – including a 69-year-old special constable who was bitten. A teenager has been arrested as police carried out warrants in the city. Greater Manchester Police released images of the wounds suffered. In a statement the force said: “Four police officers were injured while … Read more

‘I was so ill with Covid that I wrote goodbye letters to my husband and kids’

A midwife was so ill with Covid she wrote goodbye letters to her husband and kids, expecting that she would not make it. Sharon Geggus, 48, now savours every single second of being alive, despite the after effects of her Covid fight meaning she quickly loses her breath. Covid resulted in her having two types … Read more

Covid vaccines will stop 95% of UK deaths by March, scientists predict

Coronavirus vaccines are on course to stop 95% of deaths and two-thirds of hospital cases by March, a study has found. When 50% of the adult population are vaccinated, deaths will be drastically reduced and admissions to hospitals cut by 80%, according to the Association of Anaesthetists. However, the study found the “substantial reductions in … Read more

Coronavirus hospital deaths up 578 as infections rise in 10 areas of England

The number of daily coronavirus hospital deaths has risen by 578 – following a rise in infection rates across 10 areas of England. England recorded 494 new deaths, while Wales recorded 27, Scotland 48 and Northern Ireland recorded 9 in the last 24 hours. Today’s figures follow a total of 1,001 people who died yesterday … Read more

Mum who suffocated disabled son, 10, in lockdown given indefinite hospital order

A woman who suffocated her disabled son while at her “wits’ end” during the Covid-19 lockdown has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order. Olga Freeman, 40, has today been sentenced at the Old Bailey to a hospital order without limit of time. She previously admitted the manslaughter of Dylan Freeman, at their home in … Read more

Brave dad-of-seven drowned during desperate attempt to rescue his children from sea

A brave dad-of-seven tragically drowned while attempting to save two of his children after they got into difficulty paddle boarding during a day at the beach, an inquest heard. Jonathan Stevens was seen by witnesses wading into the sea at Barmouth beach in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, and was later found unresponsive by a warden. The 36-year-old’s … Read more

‘Beautiful’ mum-of-six dies with Covid after giving birth to premature twins

A ‘beautiful, loving’ mum-of-six has died just weeks after giving birth to twins prematurely while she was battling Covid. Veronica Bernal was diagnosed with coronavirus shortly after Christmas which forced her to have her twins eight weeks early. Tragically, after being placed on a ventilator she died with the disease three weeks later. Her family, … Read more

Dad of man found dead in Michael Barrymore’s pool reveals he’s dying of cancer

The father of the man found dead in Michael Barrymore’s swimming pool has revealed he has terminal cancer. Terry Lubbock, whose 31-year-old son, Stuart, was found following a party at the star’s Essex home, said he continues to battle for a fresh inquest despite recently being diagnosed with prostate cancer. He said: “It’s a killer … Read more

Care home couple, 84 and 81, share first kiss in 8 months after Covid kept them apart

A care home couple shared their first kiss in eight months after coronavirus kept them apart. Lewis Tunnicliffe, 84 and his wife Barbara, 81, had never spent longer than a few days apart and had been inseparable since they tied the knot in 1960. But the pandemic saw them separated last summer when Lewis was … Read more

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospital continues to decrease

THE NUMBER OF people with Covid-19 in Irish hospitals is continuing to decrease. As of yesterday, 1,100 patients (down from 1,212 the day before) with Covid-19 were in hospitals, including 173 (down from 177) in critical care. There are 43 free ICU beds around the country, according to the latest HSE figures. Meanwhile, the Irish … Read more

Covid survivors ‘traumatised and suffer flashbacks’ after ventilation in hospital

Covid patients are suffering from the crippling aftermath of their ordeal, including flashbacks and mental health problems, particularly if put on a ventilator, according to new research. Those admitted to hospital can suffer extensive symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, researchers have claimed. These can include intrusive thoughts or imagery, waves of strong feelings, being easily … Read more

Heavy snow shuts vaccine centres with schools closed as Storm Darcy sparks chaos

Several Covid vaccination centres in the East of England have been forced to shut because of heavy snow. A number of schools were closed across the south-east of England and Lincolnshire. Several Covid-19 vaccination centres are closed today, including Clacton Hospital, Colchester United’s stadium, Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich and Chevington Close in Bury St … Read more

‘Miracle baby’ told she had just two weeks to live finally goes home with mum

A “miracle baby” born with a hole in her throat due to a rare birth defect and not expected to survive more than two weeks has finally gone home. Little Millie Oxley spent five months at Leeds General Hospital having been delivered through a C-section following an “horrendous pregnancy”. As a result, mum Kirsty, from … Read more

Card addressed to ‘somewhere at top of town’ miraculously gets to right address

A card miraculously arrived at the right house despite bearing the address “somewhere at top of town”. Tracey Fitzharris, 43, shared a photo of the envelope sent by a friend living hundreds of miles away in Scotland. The full address reads: “Somewhere at top of town, St Ives, Cornwall”. On the rear of the envelope … Read more

Girl, 3, ‘beaten to death by adoptive parents’ laid to rest in emotional funeral

A three-year-old girl who was allegedly beaten to death by her adoptive mum and her partner has been laid to rest in an emotional funeral. Victoria Rose Smith, from South Carolina, US, is said to have been killed by her adoptive parents Ariel Robinson, 29, and Jerry Robinson, 34, on January 14, police say. Ariel, … Read more

Pregnant mum diagnosed with cancer was so toxic from chemo she couldn’t touch her baby

A mum to be was left numb with shock when told she had cancer – and that she had to give birth 10 weeks early. Chelsea Raybould had a tumour the size of a tennis ball on her chest and it threatened her life and the baby’s. Despite being 29 weeks pregnant she had to … Read more

Son’s heartbreak after mum who had never been in hospital once dies from Covid-19

A councillor has told of his heartbreak after his 85-year-old mum who had never been in hospital caught Covid-19 and died on New Year’s Day. Mohammed Amran, who is a Labour councillor, has spoken powerfully about the impact the virus has had on his family in a poignant film released by Bradford Council. He shared … Read more

Dad, 30, with just weeks to live hopes to fulfil final dying wish to daughter

A dad who was diagnosed with rare liver cancer and has just weeks to live hopes to raise enough cash to fulfil one final wish for his young daughter. Chris Irvine, 30, from outside Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, is hoping to pay off his mortgage so he can leave the house to four-year-old Naomi. … Read more

Young woman dies of multiple organ failure ’caused by a nose job gone wrong’ – World News

A young woman has died of multiple organ failure allegedly caused by a nose job gone wrong. University student Leyla Sonmez, 24, underwent rhinoplasty surgery in Adana, Turkey. Voice recordings she sent to a friend after the operation reportedly say Leyla started to spit blood and suffered severe abdominal pain. In this voicemail which emerged … Read more

UK coronavirus hospital death toll increases by 879 in as R rate falls

The UK’s coronavirus hospital death toll has increased by 879 to 88,181 as new figures show the R rate has fallen. England reported 767 new fatalities, Scotland had 61, Wales recorded 35 and Northern Ireland had 16. By comparison, the tolls announced on recent Fridays were 865 on January 29, 1,143 on January 22, 1,025 … Read more

Jeremy Hunt urges caution over reports of Covid lockdown lifting by the end of May

Covid restrictions could mostly be gone by May, ministers reportedly hope but Jeremy Hunt has urged for caution. Lockdown-sceptic Tories are pushing for the measures to be lifted entirely by June. Yesterday, Mark Harper, the Chair of the Covid Recovery Group (CRG) group called on ministers to lift all coronavirus restrictions in just three months. … Read more

Brit bodybuilding champion who was pals with Arnold Schwarzenegger dies of Covid

A bodybuilding legend who counted former Mr Olympia and Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger among his friends has died of coronavirus. Brian House, of Dringhouses, York, Yorkshire, was described as “larger than life” by his son Paul after he passed away on January 10, aged 82, following a two-week battle with Covid. He helped set up … Read more

Tory minister backs ‘great big statue’ in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore

A Tory minister today backed a campaign to build a “great big statue” of Captain Sir Tom Moore. Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said it would be a “wonderful way” of honouring the NHS campaigner after his death aged 100. “What Captain Tom represents, I think, is the best of the United Kingdom,” he told ITV’s … Read more

Tragic death of ‘bubbly’ schoolgirl, 11, helps to give life to four others

A schoolgirl’s tragic death has helped save the lives of four people after her family made the difficult decision to donate her organs. 11-year-old Shania McAshee, from Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, died at Belfast Children’s Hospital on January 5 surrounded by her mum Bronagh and older sister Danielle. The Year 8 Drumragh Integrated College pupil … Read more

BREAKING UK probably past the second peak of the coronavirus pandemic, Chief Medic claims

The UK could be past the peak of the second wave of the coronavirus, England’s Chief Medical Officer has said. Asked if the country was passed the worse of the virus’ second wave Professor Chris Whitty struck a cautious but optimistic tone. He said: “Most of my colleagues think we are past the peak.” But … Read more